55+ Keep Calm Quotes To Be At Peace With Yourself

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 13, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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In their daily hustle, people often fail to see the need to keep calm and stress themselves out to the point of being burned out.

The pressure, chaos, and storm of everyday life aren't going to change for the better but despite all that, it is important to keep calm and feel at peace, without which, you won't be able to achieve overall well-being.

When it becomes difficult to remain calm and positive in the face of fear, pressure, and chaos, keep calm quotes and relaxing quotes are what you need.

There are situations in life when you get angry over little things and it becomes impossible to let yourself calm down and stay calm.

But in such situations, keep calm and relax quotes and related sayings about peace can help you ease the pressure and invoke good, positive thoughts.

Like nature heals our soul, keep calm quotes, in a way, are great to help you remain calm and always face all adverse situations with a cool demeanor.

So, if you're in need of some cool and calming thoughts, try reading these best keep calm quotes that we know you will like and will be able to give you a feel of peace and calmness.

We hope these quotes will help you keep calm, realize what matters, and stay calm.

If you are looking for more quotes to keep calm and stay calm, check out Tranquility quotes and Tree of Life quotes.

Best Calming Quotes And Quotes About Relaxing For A Calm Mind

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In a situation when you feel that nothing is right, let go for some time and feel better with a quote or two about peace and calmness. We believe that you will like these short peace and calmness quotes that may be just the right antidote for stressful thoughts and the path to a calm mind.

1. “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

-Robert Muller.

2. “We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower.

3. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be.”

-Wayne W. Dyer.

4. “He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.”

-Benjamin Franklin.

5. “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

6. “Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.”

-Herbert Hoover.

7. “One who is at peace can draw good from everything.”

-Gerhard Groote.

8. “Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.”

-Maurice Maeterlinck.

9. “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

-John Wooden.

10. “Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.”

-Thomas à Kempis.

11. “We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”

-Thomas Merton.

12. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

-Nelson Mandela.

13. “Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating — these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.”

-Wayne W. Dyer, ‘Staying on the Path,’ 1995.

14. “The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.”

-C. JoyBell C.

15. “Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

16. “The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”

-Norman Vincent Peale, ‘The Power Of Positive Thinking,’ 1954.

17. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”

-Mandy Hale.

18. “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”

-Mark Black, ‘Live Life From The Heart,’ 2008.

19. “Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgement will be surer.”

-Leonardo da Vinci.

20. “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.”

-Terri Guillemets.

21. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”

-Etty Hillesum, ‘Etty: The Letters And Diaries Of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943,’ 1981.

22. “I have so much chaos in my life, it's become normal. You become used to it. You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they're wrong.”

-Tom Welling.

23. “Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.”

-Marianne Williamson.

24. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

-William S. Burroughs, ‘Naked Lunch,’ 1959.

25. “Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind.”

-Criss Jami, ‘Killosophy,’ 2015.

26. “Nothing is more conductive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.”

-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, ‘The Waste Books,’ 1990.

27. “Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.”

-Thomas Henry Huxley, ‘The Major Prose Of Thomas Henry Huxley,’ 1997.

28. “Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.”

-Roy T. Bennett.

29. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”

-John F. Kennedy.

30. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”

-Eckhart Tolle, ‘Stillness Peaks,’ 2003.

Calm And Peaceful Quotes By Monks, Saints, And Spiritual Teachers

People always believe in spiritual leaders for their wisdom and right knowledge. In a time and situation when everything seems out of control, going back to their words of wisdom may even bring peace of mind. So, let your mind find its way to calmness with a good quote from the wise.

31. “The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust. Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama.

32. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama.

33. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama.

34. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result you feel peaceful and content.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama.

35. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama, 1998.

36. “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama.

37. “Yet true happiness comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion and elimination of ignorance, selfishness and greed.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 1989.

38. "If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Being Peace,’ 1987.

39. "Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world."

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Teachings On Love,’ 1995.

40. "It is my conviction that there is no way to peace—peace is the way.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘The Art Of Power,’ 2007.

41. "Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Being Peace,’ 1987.

42. “Many people think excitement is happiness...But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘ The Art Of Power,’ 2007.

43. "Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Peace Is Every Step: The Path Of Mindfulness In Everyday Life,’ 1990.

44. “Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment?

Listening to the night rain on my roof,

I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.”

-Taigu Ryokan.

45. “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Being Peace,’ 1987.

46. “Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh.

47. “If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people.”

-Anthony de Mello.

48. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

-The Buddha.

49. “Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.”

-Ajahn Chah.

50. “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”

-St. Francis of Assisi.

51. “Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

-Saint Francis de Sales.

52. “True peace cannot be achieved by force or by merely invoking the word 'peace'. It can only be attained by training the mind and learning to cultivate inner peace.”

-Ogyen Trinley Dorje, ‘The Future Is Now,’ 2009.

53. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

-The 14th Dalai Lama.

Best Peace Of Mind Quotes From Artists And Movies

No matter what anyone says, there's never going to be anything as good as music or art to always bring peace to the mind and help you stay calm in any situation.

So, whether you are angry or stressed out way too much, here are some good quotes from artists and movies that you will like and that may help you know peace and calm better.

54. “When you are civilizations' last hope, peace is not merely an ideal. It is an obligation.”

-Jeanine, ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent,’ 2005.

55. “I thought, by living alone away from the world, I could find peace. Then I found there is no real peace in being alone. There is only loneliness.”

-Lucilla, ‘The Fall Of The Roman Empire,’ 1964.

56. “What kind of peace do we seek? I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on Earth worth living. Not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.”

-John F. Kennedy, ‘Thirteen Days,’ 2000.

57. “There cannot be peace without first, a great suffering. The greater the suffering, the greater the peace.”

-Solomon Lane, ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout,’ 2018.

58. “There's a peace only to be found on the other side of war. If that war should come I will fight it!”

-King Arthur, ‘First Knight,’ 1995.

59. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”

-Marvin Gaye.

60. “Music is the message of peace, and music only brings peace.”

-Zubin Mehta.

61. “When playing music, it is possible to achieve a unique sense of peace.”

- Daniel Barenboim.

62. “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

-Leonard Bernstein.

63. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”

-John Lennon.

64. “Don't gain the world & lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.”

-Bob Marley.

65. “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”

-John Lennon.

66. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

-Jimi Hendrix.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Keep Calm quotes, then why not take a look at You Can Do Anything quotes, or You got this! quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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